Smart from the Start

Nurturing Smart Prenatal Moms, Begins May 27

Are you pregnant? Learn about stages of pregnancy, infant massage, nurturing yourself and much more! Come and meet other pregnant moms at Smart from the Start, Franklin Field BHA, 70 Ames Street, Dorchester, beginning Friday, May 27, 2011. This 9-session program will run weekly on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more about taking care of baby and you! Continental breakfast and child care provided.

For more info, please call Rachelle Eddins, 617-858-4687. The group will host a Baby Shower for all participants at our "graduation." You may also contact Sandy Sachs, Family Nurturing Center of MA, 617-474-1143 x 227.

Smart from the Start


(617) 858-4687


Smart from the Start is a community engagement and family support initiative of the City of Boston. It promotes school readiness by providing early learning opportunities and family support for families with children, ages 0 to 5, living in or around Boston Housing Developments in Dorchester, Roslindale, Mattapan, and Charlestown.


Franklin Field Resource Center
70 Ames Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

City of Boston, Thrive in 5

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call Dorchester Program coordinator at (617)858-4687 with questions or to register for programs. Some events and programs may be drop-in. 

Main office is located at the Thomas Johnson Community Center, 68 Annunciation Road, Boston, MA 02120. Phone: (617) 635-5030. Fax: (617) 635-5704.

Key Programs Offered: 

Parent Power Hour: Are you a Parent or Caregiver?  Empower yourself and socialize with other parents to learn new ideas that lead to a brighter future. Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Program runs all year. 

Nurturing Smart Prenatal Moms: Are you pregnant? Learn about stages of pregnancy, infant massage, nurturing yourself and much more! Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Recurring program. Call to confirm.

Playgroups: Infant: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.;
Toddler Play Groups: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.;
Preschool Play Group: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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